British Athletics Writers Association

athletics, journalists, writers, broadcasters

About BAWA

The British Athletics Writers’ Association (BAWA) was formed in 1963 in a tea hall outside White City Stadium to represent the athletics media in the UK.

It aims to voice the concerns of journalists and broadcasters working within the sport and to facilitate access and opportunities for its members.

BAWA’s annual awards is one of the fixtures on the sportswriters’ social calendar. The awards include: male athlete of the year; female athlete of the year; junior male athlete of the year; junior female athlete of the year; Paralympian of the year; and the Ron Pickering Memorial Award for services to athletics.

Sprinter Adam Gemili being presented with a framed image as his award as the top men's junior athlete in 2012 by the BAWA's chairman, Sandy Sutherland

We also organise social events and receptions for members and other athletics journalists during major championships.

Overseen by an elected Committee, we hold an Annual General Meeting every year, usually during the UK Championships in June, and officers of the association are elected every two years.

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